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how thousands honored the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. ahead of the 50th anniversary of his historic "i have a dream" speech. this is today in the bay. >>> good morning to you. and we're looking live at the start of the day in the south bay. a little cloud cover, cooler temperatures. at least for now. thanks for joining us. i'm chrkris sanchez along with anthony slaughter. it was a little warm yesterday for a lot of us. >> today, a little cooler. we have a cold front moving through. that's where we have low clouds, widespread across the area. even the golden gate shrouded with drizzle. that the cold front as we speak. by noon, we'll see sunshine. temperatures up by 3 to 4 degrees. we get close tofiant yesterday, closer to 80 today. again, not all that warm, but we're already starting off balmy. 66 degrees in san jose. 64 in san francisco. that's because of the low clouds and fog keeping things very insulated at the surface. the fog and drizzle is causing hour delays on arriving flights at sfo, and if you're heading to the 49ers game later today, that will be broadcast on nbc
negro spiritual declairing the dream of the young martin luther king, jr. 50 years later, the son of that king has called us all together once again to gather at the feet of the great emancipator just wonder from the granite figure of his father and one of our founding fathers. he has called us together not just to celebrate nor merely to commemorate. he has called us to fortify and inknock late our human spirit to galvanize and energyize our collective consciences to take action to realize the dream. he has been an elected leader, the president of a southern christian leader conference, the head of the martin luther king jr. center for nonviolent social change, the founder of realizing the dream. he is a national civil rights champion, a global human rights crusader. he is the father of yo landa renee, the husband of andrew waters, the big brother of dexter and bern niece, the younger brother of the late dwro landa denees. born of cortea scott king and the namesake of dr. martin luther king, jr., ladies and gentlemen, martin luther king iii. five decades ago, my father dr. martin
to walk down those stairs and follow in the footsteps of dr. martin luther king jr. >> well, that's right. of course, you're telling the good part of the story. i'm not sure it's my job to repeat that. >> well, that's the great part of the story on this 50th anniversary, isn't it? >> well, let me tell you, when you study the speech of dr. king here 50 years ago, the first part of the speech was a tough indictment of a promissory note, the emancipation proclamation issued in 1963. he said five score years later i'm coming to collect it, but it's a bad check so far. and we're not going to put up with this waiting period anymore. so the other part of the speech at the end was about i have a dream. but the tough indictment in the first half was to the white establishment of this country saying, you have given us a bad check, and we're not going to put up with it anymore. so i do think, i do think we have to have both speeches today, both messages. my experience in life is it's better to put forth the challenge than to be the cheerleader. >> well, the challenge is already put forth. i think th
. >> it was in the middle of battles to break down the walls of apartheid in america. >> martin luther king jr. made a speech, but he also delivered a sermon. >> my father watched from the white house as dr. king and thousands of others recommitted us to higher ideals. >> injustice is injustice everywhere. >> he gazed at the wall of segregation and saw that the power of love could bring it down. >> martin luther king jr. did not live and die to hear his heirs whine about political grid lock. >> the arc may have bent towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own. >> for all who are willing to take the flame for justice, i know that flame remains. the tired teacher, the businessman, they are marching. >> we knew fear. the sound of the bells today. let freedom ring everywhere we go. >> 50 years ago today, martin luther king jr. dared to publicly dream that one day in alabama, little black boys and little black girls would be able to go hand in hand together with little white boys and little white girls as brothers and sisters. but he did not dare to publicly dream that one day a little black boy woul
on washington, new civil rights leaders descend on the lincoln memorial where martin luther king, jr. once told us he had a dream. >> come on, let's go! >>> the fast-moving wildfire that has consumed 165 square miles has entered yosemite national park. and having doubled in size in just one day, it's now bearing down on thousands of structures. >>> she was tried, convicted and monday she'll be back in court. now jane velez-mitchell reveals new details about jodi arias that show how a previous boyfriend may have narrowly escaped her clutches. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm brianna kheiler. >> and i'm ivan watson. it's 10:00 p.m. on the east coast, 7:00 on the west. and you're in the cnn newsroom. >> let freedom ring. >> and we begin this hour with history being made again today in the nation's capital. >> that's right. marchers are retracing the landmark 1963 march on washington. it was 50 years ago wednesday that the reverend martin luther king, jr. called for an end to hatred and bigotry in his "i have a dream" speech. >> chris is on the mall. chris, participants are exchanging words, but the
york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >>> good evening, when martin luther king jr. stood up to address the nation on the steps of the lincoln memorial, his words did not use the phrase "i have a dream." he had used those words before, but they wanted something different. and then, mahalia jackson said "tell them about the dream." and he said the words that still resonate today. two young african american girls went to the gathering, and had a message. today, they talk about what has changed and what has not. >> ♪ ♪ >> with songs and symbols from the struggle, a new generation of the faithful. >> and we thank the mighty god for giving us a martin luther king, we thank the mighty god who brought us a long way, from disgrace to amazing grace. >> the famous? >> he challenged us to see how we are all more alike than we are different. >> the powerful stood before the lincoln memorial. >> the march on washington teaches us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history. that we are masters of our fate. but it also teaches us that the promise of this nation will on
everything in the worst floods in a century. and 50 years after martin luther king jr. shared his vision people in the u.s. march again for equal rights. >> u.s. president barack obama is with his security visorse adt the white house to discussion their options. the u.s. navy is reported the expanding its presence in the see the ship in the region. meanwhile the u.n.'s top disarmament official arrived in syriac and angle can kane wants access to the site of wednesday alleged chemical attack, we have the latest pictures of the attack, a warning, you may find some of them upsetting. [ crying ] >> the two tiny bodies hang limp in his arms. what will i do now, crisis the father, a man destroyed by grief. pictures like these of the many men, women and children indiscriminately killed by what all evidence suggests was a chemical attack and shocks the world. the syrian government still refuses access by inspectors. an agreement only to expect the sites of three previous chemical weapons attacks took place. there may be signs of a beginning of a shift in u.s. policy. defense secretary chuck hage
and racial equality, where we stand 50 years after martin luther king, jr.'s iva dream spee >> good to have you with us. there may be more evidence of what appears to be a chemical weapons attack last week in damaskas. three hospitals supported by the international humanitarian group say victims started pouring in wednesday exhibiting neuro toxic symptoms. medical staff say they treated 3600 patients in a time span of just three hours of those patients, medics say 355 people died. wednesday night's attack has prompted president obama to discuss potential military options in syria. the new president of the syrian national coalition has called for an international military intervention in syria. the syrian government denies it launched the attack and has released this footage right here. state tv says at this evidence after chemical attack. earlier today we spoke with sophie delaney in new york. she described what medical staff in syria have been seeing. >> the symptom with -- been reported about are symptoms including some blurred vision, some headaches, and in the most severe cases, some co
to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s historic speech on civil rights. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. the obama administration is gearing up for military action against syria, possibly within days. as early as today the u.s. could release an intelligence report directly linking the assad regime to chemical weapons attack against syrian civilians. defense secretary chuck hagel says u.s. forces are ready, and the white house says the goal of the military strike is not regime change. alfonso is live with more. good morning, alfonso. >> in fact, united nations inspectors are back on the search for evidence of a poisonous gas attack outside the syrian capital this morning. at the same time there are four u.s. navy destroyers in position m mediterranean, and they're within range of syrian targets. >> reporter: rebels that may get a boost from western air strikes any day now. washington is rallying international support for action against the assad regime for its alleged
marching from the lincoln memorial to the martin luther king jr. memorial before ending their march at the washington monument. marking 50 years since hundreds of thousands of americans descend order the national mall to hear the reverend dr. martin luther king deliver one of the most famous speeches in american history. some of the thousands in washington were actually there on august 28, 1963. as we take a look at the scenes from 50 years ago and many on hand today who weren't even born yet. all celebrating the great strides america has made on race since the darkest days of the civil rights era. and also acknowledging their there is much more that can and must be done. we will go live to the washington monument in just a few minutes. we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital where president obama has been holding a meeting that could have phonily major implication as he and his national security team discuss reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. and at an investigation that could soon lead to some kind of u.s. military response. hello. i'm kelly wright.
-american president of the united states. he is the symbol of the dream that martin luther king, jr. was describing 50 years ago. so it is appropriate, of course. the problem is for him, is that he is to use a cliche, following a great act, 50 years later. he is going to have his speech compared to martin luther king, jr.'s immediately. and that is a tough comparison. >> and speech writers, peter, have already said, you know, it's not going to be anything like the "i have a dream" speech. we do know the president reached out to john lewis specifically to get insight into what it was like that day 50 years ago. what do you think that we will -- first of all, what do you think we will hear from president obama in what do you think we should hear from president obama wednesday? >> i think the best keys to what we will hear or might hear are the speeches that obama has given on race in the past and also his first book "dreams from my father" which was a book about his journey as a black man in america. and you know, this has always been an extraordinarily personal issue for obama understandably so. and he
remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, he is right now also so preoccupied with the number one challenge facing any commander in chief. whether or not to go to war. in effect, the president has to decide very soon whether he is going to launch airstrikes, missile strikes, against targets in syria. i know he's been preoccupied with that huge decision he has to make. we're going to have full analysis of that coming up. certainly that decision, don, is hovering over the president right now. and if you think about dr. martin luther king, shortly after that speech 50 years ago, in the years that followed before his tragic assassination, he became, among other things, one of the pre-eminent opponents of the u.s. war in vietnam during those years. a lot of us are remembering what was going on then, what's going on now. we're going to have full analysis. gloria borger is here with me here in our cnn studio. we've got a lot to dissect as we await the president and two other presidents and oprah, among others. >> all right, wolf. we'll
. here in washington, talk of war and peace at the lincoln memorial where martin luther king jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago today. president obama headlined a chorus of speakers saluting the racial justice that changed this country. a lot more on that in a few minutes. >>> but first, the remmings in this city about a possible military attack against syria as early as this week over its use of chemical weapons. tonight the pentagon says the u.s. military is ready to attack but in an interview this evening president obama says he has not made a decision to order a military strike. and new pressure on the president. the speaker of the house is demanding he make the case for any military action against syria. we want to begin our coverage with nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. diplomacy came to a dead end at the united nations when the russians again blocked any action against syria. but tonight the president faces a new political challenge as y
. of course dr. martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech before a crowd of a quarter million people in washington and millions more on television watched on that 1963 day. his remarks galvanized the civil rights movement. president obama called it one of the five greatest speeches in american history. >> when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city. we will be able to speed up that day with all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholic, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old knnegro spiritual, freet last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> to think the most famous part of the speech was ad libbed. at this hour, thousands are retracing the steps of the original marchers heading down constitution avenue to the washington memorial and the national mall. two hours from now, a program commemorating the march and the speech will begin. then some time after 2:00, president obama and former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter will speak on the steps of t
where the 34-year-old reverend martin luther king jr. already renowned as an author and freedom rights leader was to make the speech of his life. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. >> reporter: the reverend cecil williams of glide memorial church was there. >> i just said, something exciting is really taking place today. because there were just hoards of people. i mean people coming from every direction. and i was so proud to be a part of it. it was -- i had never seen that many people before in my life. it was the forum and the movement and the energy and the commitment and spirit of the people. >> many of them had never stood even in a line where there were black and white people together. you would never know that there was any feeling of hostility or anything. it was such a beautiful spirit that existed that day. >> reporter: martin luther king knew that his speech had to reach out beyond the immediate crowd to touch the hearts of people everywhe
and ground assault to put it out. >>> 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king jr. delivered one of the world's most memorable messages. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, august 28th. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm richard louie. >>> senior u.s. officials tell nbc news a u.s.-led military strike against syria could be launched as early as tomorrow. momentum for action against the alleged chemical attacks appears to be building globally. british prime minister david cameron called his parliament back to debate a response. an emergency vote will be held thursday. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says israel will respond with force if syria does anything to harm israel. the arab league is blaming the syrian government, demanding international trials. but venezuela president nicolas madura, a close ally of syria's president assad, says military action could essentially be the beginning of a great international firestorm. nbc's aymman joins us now. >> reporter: washington says this is not about regime change, that the united
of racial prejudices. >>> i have a dream w those words martin luther king jr. inspired people everywhere to join him in his quest for equal rights for all. 50 years after the speech, people continued to reflect on the importance of his vision. the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. was born in 1929 in atlanta, georgia. he became a leader who dedicated his whole life to fighting racial discrimination. he delivered his "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial in washington, d.c., on august 28th, 1963. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> his historic speech electrified millions of americans who were fighting for civil rights. he received the nobel peace prize the following year for his tireless work, but during a visit to tennessee in 1968 he was shot and killed. he was just 39 years old. on saturday, thousands gathered in washington to commemorate his historic speech. >>> the vision laid out by dr. king has been remembered
it to the land of opportunity. >> it has been 50 years since martin luther king jr., hagave his iconic "i have a dream" speech. half a century later, an african-american sits in the highest office of power. the question remains, how far has the united states come to realizing king's dream? look at where race relations stand in the u.s. here's our report. >> the life of the negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation. [applause] >> 50 years on, we passed the lincoln memorial with a taxi driver who was in washington that day, a new arrival from the south, where segregation and racial tension were the norm. >> i'm 74 years old. 74. feel like 50. >> the scene of the march on washington has not changed. august 20 8, 19 63, 200 50,000 americans -- august 28, 1963 250,000 americans listen to the speech. >> i have a dream. >> i have a dream that even in the south, the heart of alabama -- >> one day, right there in alabama -- >> little white noise and black boys will be able to get together, join hands -- white boys and black boys will be able to get together, join hands -- i remember
distance to go before we fulfill the dream of martin luther king jr. sometime i hear people saying, nothing has changed, but for someone to grow up the way i grew up in the cotton fields of alabama, to now be serving in the united states congress makes me want to tell them come and walk in my shoes. come and, walk in the shoes of those who the police fought with fire hoses and night sticks and arrested and took to jail. i first came to washington the same year that president barack obama was born to participate in the freedom ride. in 1961 black and white people could not be seated together on the greyhound bus. so we decided to take an integrated fashion ride from here to new orleans. but we never made it there. over 400 of us were arrested and jailed in mississippi during the freedom ride. a bus was set on fire in alabama. we were beaten and arrested and jailed, but we helped bring them in to segregation in public transportation. i came back here again in june of 196 1963 as the new chairmanf the student non-violent committee. we met with president kennedy, who said the frustration throug
:09. coming up, 50 years later, how the nation is marking the anniversary of martin luther king, jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. also ahead. >> it's about chemical weapons. the use is wrong and the world shouldn't stand idly by. >> preparing now to strike syria. why military insiders say it's not a when, but -- coming up. >>> overwhelming. i can't even keep up with my page. >> an inspiration to thousands. meet the couple behind this viral image. ,,,, ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. right now, get a 2013 chevrolet volt for around $269 per month. female narrator: through labor day female narrator: through labor day at sleep train, get 36 months interest-free financing plus big savings of up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic, plus free same-day deliver
. >>> a fast-moving wildfire threat ends yosemite national park. >>> 50 years after martin luther king, jr.'s i ha"i have a dream speech. >> thanks for being with us. new evidence that chemical weapons are being used in syria has prompted a flurry of global diplomatic activity. secretary of state john kerry has spoken with his syrian counterpart and other foreign ministers in the region about what appears to be a major chemical attack in syria. three hospitals in damascus supported by the international humanitarian group, doctors without borders, say victims began showing up on wednesday said to be exhibiting neuro toxic symptoms. medical staff say they treated 3600 patients of those patients, medics say at least 355 people died, including at least one doctor. >>> the u.n.'s tom disarmament chief, angela cain is in syria. she is asking for access to the site of wednesday's alleged attack. the state department says secretary of state john kerry received assurance from frio county syrian army commanders that they would insure the safety of u.n. investigators. >>> while t >>>. >>> syrian families
yosemite national park. >>> plus, it has been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his famous "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. official is in damascus today asking to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. president obama sat down with our chris kuomo earlier and he said the u.s. is still gathering information on the attack. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. and we
. >>> 50 yorg dr. martin luther king jr. gave his famous i have a dream speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial, today thousands rallied in washington paying tribute to historic anniversary. today's march is not just about martin luther king jr. it's about remembering and paying tribute to an unforgettable moment in time when the civil rights movement was the national conversation. cnn's chris lawrence has extraordinary moments from today's march on washington. >> reporter: for thousands of people from all over the world each with their own story to tell and reason for coming here, it's hard to sum it all up, so here's a look at some of the sights and sounds from today's event at the national mall. >> keep dreaming of the constitutional right to vote, stop the madness in texas, keep dreaming. keep dreaming about the war in poverty. keep dreaming. to go from stop and frisk to stop and employ. stop and educate. stop and house. stop and choose schools over jails. keep dreaming. >> as we gather today, 50 years later, their march is now our march, and it must go on. and our focus has broade
effort, a new civil war. and the leader of that war was martin luther king jr. >> schieffer: i was very interested to read in "time" nation their special issue devoted to this anniversary, you said the "i have a dream" speech held up a mirror for all americans to look deeply into the spirit and soul of our country. if that same mirror were held up today, what do you think it would show? >> i think it would show that enormous progress has been made. african americans and other minorities have moved to the top of every institution in american society, whether it's politics in the form of the president; or in the military; or in finance; or in corporate america; in media america. so a lot has been accomplished, and we should be so proud of our accomplishiments. but at the same time, that mirror should show us that there are still problems in this country, that there is still racial bias that exists in certain parts of our country, that we cannot be happy until every youngster gets a quality education, regardless of where he lives or the color of his or her skin. we've got to be sure that w
marshall, dr. martin luther king jr. of alphaman, president phi alphia fraternity. afternoon. the national council of negro was very by dorothy much involved in the historic march on washington. it is an honor for me to be here to represent the thousands of affiliates and all the other woman who participated in that march. there worked closely with the big six. that was the day that dr. king told us of his big dream for his children and for all of our children. what we can be sure of is that dr. king was focused on the nation's foundations, our quest .o form a more perfect union at our birth, america was a nation of people actively involved in creating a place of freedom and democracy. the principles expressed in the preamble, those simple but powerful words are the same theciples which undergird quest for civil, human and gender rights. america is distinguished by its commitment to democracy, democracy whose core ingredients include justice, peace, well- being, equality. our quest for a perfect model of more perfectat union if you will, continues. our personal civic responsibility and eng
that dr. martin luther king, jr. had for all. >> i have a dream. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition inharge™. ♪ [ male announcer ] bob's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today his doctor has him on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. >>> celebrations under way in our nation's capitol. the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. we're taking you live to the lincoln memorial, 50 years after the march on washington and dr. martin luther king, jr.'s, i have dream speech. and president obama will stand on those same steps. it brought change at a time protesters were fighting for equal treatment under the law. live at the lincoln memorial with a look at today's events. hello, doug. >> reporter: hi, shannon, the crowd is beginning to build d
wishes. >>> honoring the dream. martin luther king, jr. speech 50 years ago. >>> continuing coverage of the bay bridge closure. >>> met a number of the folks on treasure island today. the construction going on. high temperature. we made it to the 80s away from the water. there was significant change coming to the bay area as we head toward the weekend. details on that next. ,,,,,,,,,,,, chemical weapons attack aga its own people. but the united states says co prevent fu obamas in. >>> president obama has not decided how the u.s. will react to the chemical attack in syria. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended cob flick in syria, but we have to make sure when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us they are held accountable. an american submarine along with four destroyers and a fifth is on the way. >>> thousands of people from across the country gathered in the national mall to remember martin luther king, jr.'s call for racial equality made 50 years ago today. the first black u.s. president led the tribute to doctor king'
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. >>> all right. the youngest child of reverend dr. martin luther king jr. opens up about the challenge of having a civil rights icon for a father. bernice king's remarkably candid account of her life, next. to mes all the time and ask, "do i really need to add downy every time?" and i say, "yes. you really do." [ sniffs ] just toss downy unstopables in before the wash. then pour downy infusions right in here for scented softness that helps reduce pilling, fading, static, plus fresh scents that last up to 12 weeks. that's as long as bears hibernate. sure, you could go without it, but do you really want to be that person? downy unstopables and downy infusions in every wash. you'll be unstopable. >>> i have a dream. >> 50 years after martin luther king jr. delivered his famous i have a dream speech at the lincoln memorial. thousands gather for the anniversary of the march on washington yesterday. a number of speakers inspired the crowd from the same steps where king once stood, including king's eldest son. >> we must embrace love and hold on to that powerful spiritual which inspired my fa
on race or sexual orientation may no longer be legal, but it is still lethal. martin luther king jr. and others understood the intersection between racial equality and economic justice. the civil rights struggle is a struggle for good jobs and decent wages. and no while not the only solution they got, that educational opportunities is the highway to economic opportunity, which is why we must reclaim the promise of public education. and as i close, let me just say this, we stand here today as students, my friend and brother lee saunders, and myself, 50 years ago another gay person had to be in the shadows. but today i speak as a teacher, a worker, a labor activist, and a gay person deeply committed to my faith. \his is who we must be. a country that believes in equality and acts on that belief. so let's take a lesson from king. let's unite. people of faith in a national day of prayer. to end child poverty. let's use sit-ins to oppose stand your ground laws. let's have freedom ring for the message of equality to save regards to immigrants as anything less than equal. and let all of us
national park. sto >>> it's been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his "i have a dream" speech on the washington mall. many are gathering for that event. >>> in a small catholic church near san diego, the service is under way to remember alleged kid nam victim hannah anderson's mother and brother. this is a live picture right now inside the guardian angels catholic church in santee, california. the bodies of christina and ethan anderson were found in the burnt home of family friend james dimaggio. dimaggio is suspected of killing them before kidnapping hannah and fleeing to idaho. after hannah was spotted in idaho, the fbi shot him dead. hannah was returned to her family. how has this service brought not only a community together but perhaps those immediate family members of hannah anderson? >> reporter: well, fredricka, there are about 450, maybe 500 people inside. it's completely full. there is an overflow room that people are sitting in right now, and the proceedings have been going along as you might expect. lots of emotion. i've heard some whimpering while i was sitting in
. it is friday looking forward to the weekend. >>> it has been 50 years since dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech, yet americans remain deeply divided over just how color blind our country is today. we'll have those details, next. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. zyrtec® love the air. >>> heading into the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, people have been around the country examining the state of race in america. according to a recent
, founding father, martin luther king jr., the architect of the 21st century. one of a series also available online at when we come back, we're going to continue with our discussion and look back at the words of dr. king and where we are 50 years later. michael eric dyson is going to be joining us. he's an author and radio talk show host and professor at georgetown university. and owen ullmann who was part of the demonstration and now managing editor for u.s.a. today. as we count our discussion on what the march represented. you're watching c-span's "washington journal" for this august 28, 2013. we are back in a moment. >> if our original series first ladies influence an image. we looked a the public and private lives for women who served as first lady. now as we move into the modern era, we'll feature the first lady -- ladies in their own words. >> building human rights will be one of the foundations on which we will build in the world, an atmosphere in which peace can rule. >> i don't think the white house completely belong to one person. it belongs to the people of america. i t
.s. civil rights. the reverend martin luther king jr.'s march on washington for jobs and freedom. on august 28th, 1963, king electrified the nation with his "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial. a march and rally will start at the memorial on the national mall in two hours. >> so marchers will be heading to the mlk memorial. and dr. martin luther king's eldest son, dr. martin luther king iii, al sharpton and others will be at the march. >>> up next, cnn sits down with president obama for an exclusive one-on-one interview, you can hear what he has to say on nsa snooping concerns and also growing skepticism surrounding the agency's surveillance programs. >>> plus, it's total pandemonium at the nation's national zoo. we'll give a sneak peek at this panda cub who finally made a big entrance. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition in charge™. ♪ hooking up the coun
, and the famous speech by dr. martin luther king jr. we talk this evening to congressman johning with, who was there with dr. king. >> we made a lot of progress. back in 1963, charlie, let me tell you, i saw those signs that said white waiting, colored waiting, those signs are gone. we passed the civil rights bill. we passed the voting right act, the fair housing act. and when people say to me nothing has checked. i say come and walk in my scooz. >> we talk with jonathan rider, isabelle wilkerson, and clarence jones. >> the march was nmy view, the culmination of 100 years of frustration and despair. 1963 began with the centennial, the 100th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. and that means that when these people came together, those quarter of a million people came together, they were in some ways representing all the hopes and dreams that had idea yt to be fulfull fulfilled. >> rose: the 50th anniversary of the march on washington next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with john lewis. he is a
since dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech. yet americans remain deeply divided over just how color blind our country is today. details next. >>> heading into the fifty anniversary of martin luthening king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, the majority of white americans believe we've become a color blind society. but only 20% of african-americans say we are color blind. nbc's rehema ellis reports on the impact of dr. king's legacy and what it means to young people today. >> at the city pool in cincinnati, ohio, these kids will tell you, they are living part of dr. king's dream. >> we can all play together and drink the same water, go to the same water fountain. >> without him, we would never be able to do that. >> we really hope that one day that everybody can just be treated equally and fairly and no discrimination. >> you three are? >> on a hot summer day we got nine young students age 12 to 16 years old to talk about a way of life in america that they've never known. a time when hundreds of thousands marched on washington for jobs and freedom. and martin
the entire, i have a dream speech by dr. martin luther king, jr. that. before kevin finally came home and the first grandchild arrived, before the sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and brad's brief brush with the law... man: smile. before the second british invasion... before katie, debbie, kevin, and brad... before they became a family, there was a connection that started it all and made the future the wonderful thing it turned out to be. we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is. >>> the following limited commercial presentation is made possible by bank of america. >>> as dawn broke on washington, d.c., 50 years ago today, no one knew what to expect. dr. martin luther king, junior had been up most of the night in his room writing and rewriting the speech he was to give that day, though the most sub lime passage would never appear on that page. the earliest press reports that morning suggested that only about 25,000 people would show up. organizers of the march on washington for jobs and freedom were nervous. putting out fires, worki
of reverend martin luther king, jr., delivered his famous, i have a dream speech at the march led today's event along with other civil rights leaders. >> this is not the time for a commemoration, nor is this the time for self-congratulations celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not complete. >> some of those in the crowd had attended the march 50 years ago, the anniversary is wednesday and president obama will make a speech from the same spot where reverend king gave his historic speech. and those unable to go to the washington area to celebrate the landmark anniversary, there was a march in san jose today. kpix5 talked to one woman who was at the original march in washington. >> at st. james park in san jose -- >> he kept hope alive. a rich mix of people from all over the bay area united to address civil rights issue, five decades after the historic march on washington. >> i'm mixed, african american heritage as well as german. >> michelle wasn't even born at the time of the original march. >> i think it was important for me to be here because if there was no moveme
the site of the attacks. >>> saturday's tribute to martin luther king jr. the only surviving speaker from 1963, congressman john lewis. he said the vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter where we are black or white, latino, asian-american or native- american. it doesn't matter whether we are straight or gay. we are one people! >> the actual anniversary is wednesday. that's when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial, along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. closer to home, hundreds marched in san jose. they walked about a mile to the santa clara county building. one woman in the crowd marched in washington herself 50 years ago. she says, in her view, there has been significant progress, but a lot more needs to be done. >> the march on washington will also be on the agenda for face the nation today. colin powell joins bob schieffer. that's on face the nation starting at 8:30, right here on kpix 5. >>> still ahead, what san francisco has left to do to live up to the "i have a dream" speech. >>> and the action san francisco may be taking
'm del walters. it was 50 years ago today that dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered those famous four words. today thousands heading to the national mall to commemorate his iconic "i have a dream" speech >>> the syrian ambassador is asking the word body to investigate his claims that rebels were behind the chemical weapons attack. >>> iran's nuclear program is now expanding. it has installed hundred thousand centrifuges. the stockpile of uranium gas is still below the red line. >>> in new jersey texting while driving could mean fines if you cause an accident, it could mean prison time. and it's not just the drivers that can get in trouble, but the senders as well if they know the person sending the text is behind the wheel. >>> how much would you say for a bowl? a few dollars? how about $10 million? a ware blue and white bowl from china being auctioned off next month, estimated value $10 million. it comes from 15th century china, during the chin wa period. if the bowl is purchased at its estimated price of $10 million that would set a new auction record. and just in case you are curio
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